West Lake administrator offers advice to LTC homes on creating ‘wound rounds’ initiatives

Finding enthusiastic champions, personalizing care and collaboration

West Lake Terrace has improved skin integrity for the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s residents by initiating a “wound rounds” program to prevent skin issues and treating skin ulcers quickly and effectively when residents move into the home with these issues. Administrator Jackie Maxwell, who created the initiative, has advice for long-term care homes wishing to create their own program. Read more

Wound rounds initiative enhancing skin integrity for West Lake Terrace residents

Administrator Jackie Maxwell is applauding RAI co-ordinator Tanya Williams and CCC Amy Harper for championing the initiative

Since launching its “wound rounds” program in 2017, the West Lake Terrace team has been successful at healing lesions quickly for residents who move into the Prince Edward County long-term care home with skin issues. The team has also been successful at preventing skin lesions from occurring. Read more

West Lake Terrace honours resident who keeps giving back to others

Dorothy Ferguson has been named the home’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

From the moment Dorothy Ferguson moved into West Lake Terrace, she took a shine to her fellow residents and has aimed to provide any help or comfort they need, say the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s team members. Read more

Heather Merchant named West Lake Terrace’s Everyday Hero

West Lake Terrace PSW ‘a joy to be around,’ say colleagues

Her positive disposition and a think-outside-of-the-box approach are just two traits that make Heather Merchant valuable to residents and staff at West Lake Terrace. Read more

Tanya Williams’ colleagues at West Lake Terrace saw her leadership qualities from Day 1

West Lake Terrace Inspired Leadership Award recipient Tanya Williams is pictured here with resident Tillie MacDonald and Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith.

CCC, who has been working at the home for 16 months, receives Inspired Leadership Award

Tanya Williams’ colleagues at West Lake Terrace recall how when she came to interview for a registered practical nurse (RPN) position at the Prince Edward County long-term care home in July 2017 they immediately thought her strong leadership, critical thinking and people skills would be even better suited for the vacant clinical care co-ordinator (CCC) position. Read more

New program drumming up excitement at West Lake Terrace

Ruth Dwight is seen here leading a drum circle at West Lake Terrace.

Biweekly drum circle engaging residents of all abilities

A biweekly drum circle program that was launched at West Lake Terrace in May continues to snowball in popularity with the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Janie Denard. Read more

West Lake’s partnership with hospice creates a positive outcome for resident affected by depression

Since one-on-one visits began three months ago, resident’s quality of life has improved

A West Lake Terrace resident who was suffering from depression is now eating better, socializing and participating in programming since he started getting one-on-one visits from a Hospice Prince Edward volunteer. Read more

West Lake Terrace fundraiser nets $2K to buy residents Christmas presents

Success of this year’s record-setting campaign speaks to home’s high regard in the community, says LEC

West Lake Terrace has wrapped up its 2017 Christmas fundraiser that brought in a record $2,000 to buy gifts for the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s 47 residents. Read more

New partnership a ‘win-win’ for West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward: LEC

‘We are going to be another avenue for Hospice Prince Edward to get the word out about all the great things that they do’

Janie Denard says the new partnership between West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward will be a “win-win” for both the Picton-area long-term care home and hospice. Read more

West Lake-hospice meeting connects family member with men’s support group

Partnership sees its first success on Day 1

During a Sept. 10 meeting between West Lake Terrace, its family council and Hospice Prince Edward, the husband of a resident of the Picton-area long-term care home was connected with a men’s support group to help him work through the challenges he has faced since his wife’s dementia diagnosis. Read more